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How is CytoSorb used?

CytoSorb can be combined with standard CRRT devices or heart-lung machines, which are available in most hospitals.

  • The preparation and the setup only takes a few minutes.
  • For...

CytoSorb can be combined with standard CRRT devices or heart-lung machines, which are available in most hospitals.

  • The preparation and the setup only takes a few minutes.
  • For this purpose, the CytoSorb adsorber cartridge is integrated safely and easily into an existing extracorporeal circulation (ECC).
  • CytoSorb can be used as a stand alone therapy or in combination with a dialyzer.
  • No specific additional equipment is required.
  • Standardized adapter kits for integration into different kinds of ECC systems are available.
  • All staff involved in the CytoSorb-Therapy should be trained in setup, operation and safety by specialized staff.

What is the ideal location for the catheterization for CytoSorb-Therapy?

CytoSorb is always integrated in an extracorporeal circuit. It is up to the physician to decide where a suitable access is to be established.

  • The safety and effectiveness of...

CytoSorb is always integrated in an extracorporeal circuit. It is up to the physician to decide where a suitable access is to be established.

  • The safety and effectiveness of CytoSorb therapy is not dependent on the site of catheterization
  • Decisions on the type of catheterization are based on the requirements of the extracorporeal circulation

What is the recommended blood flow rate for CytoSorb ?

The blood flow rate should be between 150 and 500 ml/min. Please follow the primary circuit manufacturers instructions for use....

The blood flow rate should be between 150 and 500 ml/min. Please follow the primary circuit manufacturers instructions for use.

Is it possible to temporarily interrupt the ongoing CytoSorb treatment (diagnostic procedures/surgery) and to restart with the same cartridge again?

Yes, this is possible with CRRT circuits

  • Return the blood from the extracorporeal circuit back into the patient, as stipulated by the manufacturer of the CRRT circuit
  • Continue to...

Yes, this is possible with CRRT circuits

  • Return the blood from the extracorporeal circuit back into the patient, as stipulated by the manufacturer of the CRRT circuit
  • Continue to circulate fluid through the CRRT device whilst the patient is disconnected
  • Apply the local hygiene standards and specifications of the machine manufacturer.
  • Dismantling of CytoSorb cartridge (e.g. from the HLM) and reintegration into another system is not allowed due to hygienic reasons.

How can I dispose of a used CytoSorb cartridge after treatment?

CytoSorb must be disposed together with other potentially infectious waste, such as dialysis filter and infusion systems.

  • Apply local hygienic standards.
  • Bacterial colonization of the cartridge content does...

CytoSorb must be disposed together with other potentially infectious waste, such as dialysis filter and infusion systems.

  • Apply local hygienic standards.
  • Bacterial colonization of the cartridge content does not need to be feared, even when used in septic patients.
  • CytoSorb does not contain toxic constituents that prevent disposal with the standard infectious waste.

How long is the shelf life of a CytoSorb adsorber ?

Shelf life is 3 years...

Shelf life is 3 years